Evangelia Fouka

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BACKGROUND The first positive patient with influenza A (H1N1) was recorded in March 2009 and the pandemic continued with new outbreaks throughout 2010. This study's objective was to quantify the total cost of inpatient care and identify factors associated with the increased cost of the 2009-2010 influenza A pandemic in comparison with nonviral respiratory(More)
Th17 cells play a crucial role in neutrophilic inflammation and tissue injury in non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) bronchiectasis. Clarithromycin demonstrates anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties but the effect of long-term clarithromycin prophylaxis on the Th17 response in non-CF bronchiectasis is still unexplored. Th17 response was studied in 22(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to demonstrate and compare the diagnostic validity of two bronchial challenges and to investigate their correlation with patient clinical status, atopy and inflammation markers. METHODS Eighty-eight patients, 47 women and 41 men, mean age 38.56 ± 16.73 years who presented with asthma related symptoms and were not(More)
A 48-year-old man was being treated unsuccessfully for miliary tuberculosis for 5 months until he presented with acromioclavicular joint swelling. Imaging of the shoulder revealed destruction of the acromioclavicular joint and the patient was brought to the operating theatre and underwent the excision of the distal end of the clavicle, synovectomy and(More)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous and complex disease with great morbidity and mortality. Despite the new developments in the managements of COPD, it was recognized that not all patients benefit from the available medications. Therefore, efforts to identify subgroups or phenotypes had been made in order to predict who will(More)
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